eTl PROCESS DESIGN
It is very common within organizations to find that data is transported from source systems to a reporting database by way of informal processes. These processes all too frequently involve manually populating multiple data sources into Excel and the addition of business logic and data cleansing activities within the Excel environment. When the individual in charge of data preparation isn’t available to perform their standard duties, data flow comes to an abrupt halt because the necessary business logic is held by employees rather than data systems. Where formalized ETL processes do exist they can be very complex, and significant operational problems can occur with improperly designed ETL systems. Additionally, as data warehouses grow in size and complexity, ETL processes can quickly become erratic as new data sources are identified and added presenting significant challenges if an inefficient ETL process is in place.
SOLUTION AND BENEFITS
The ability to catalog business logic, automate transformation processes and efficiently pull data from various sources is the cornerstone of an effective business intelligence solution. A well designed ETL process enables organizations to source, clean and centralize data from various data stores and applications to provide consistent, accurate, and timely information and a complete view of the business. CapstoneBI offers ETL process design services optimized for scale and reliability that will allow your organization to leverage existing and future data sources and provide the foundation for a comprehensive business intelligence solution.
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